by Barbara H. Peterson
Since the Clinton administration made
biotechnology "a strategic priority for U.S. government backing"
(1), giant transnational agri- business concerns have aggressively
taken over the global food chain by flooding it with Genetically
Modified Organisms (GMO) without regard for the consequences to the
earth or its inhabitants.
This takeover not only has the potential
for global economic devastation, but threatens the earth's
population with far-reaching health concerns as well. One health
concern that seems to coincide with the GMO revolution is
What if the advent of Morgellons disease has something to
do with the ingestion of GMO foods?
Morgellons Disease What is it?
Very little can be found regarding this disease. Originally,
sufferers were told that their problem was imaginary. This was of
little comfort to the people who were suffering.
Morgellons Disease sufferers report strange, fiber-like material
sticking out of sores or wounds that erupt on the skin. This is
accompanied by painful, intense itching, that has been described as
"an ever present sensation as if something is crawling under the
On May 18, 2006, KGW, a local news channel reporting out of the
Oregon area published this story:
Strange sickness - Mystery disease horror story
[Dr. Drottar] The disabled family practice doctor felt like bugs
were crawling under her skin.
"If I fully tell people what has gone on with me medically, they
think they're in the twilight zone," said Drottar.
She woke up with the feeling that fluid was flowing just below her
skin. Often black or blue hair like fibers protruded from her skin,
"I thought I had been exposed to asbestos. I thought I was having
asbestos fibers come out of my skin. I was pulling long, thin, small
hair-like fibers that were extremely sharp that could literally
pierce through my finger nails," Drottar said.
In addition to the feeling of bugs and the fibers, Drottar also
suffered from severe depression, chronic fatigue and a weakened
immune system. As a result, she had to give up her family practice,
Drottar said. (3)
Here are some pictures of Morgellons lesions included in the KGW
The Morgellons Research Foundation
Fibers embedded in skin removed from facial lesion of three year old
Photo of the fibrous structures that were in the skin of a
Morgellons and GMO the Link
Little information has been revealed concerning the long-term health
effects of GMO crops on humans or animals, and even less information
can be had regarding research correlating Morgellons with GMO foods.
This is suspicious right off the bat, because it would seem that
there would be a natural curiosity regarding a link between
Genetically Modified Organisms that people ingest regularly and
inorganic fibers that protrude from a person's skin.
This would be
right up a geneticist's alley, and quite worthy of intensive
So, why aren't there a ton of published studies?
Why is it
so difficult finding anything related to this?
Could it be that
companies such as Monsanto have enough clout to effectively squash
If they have enough clout to ruin countries by
deceiving impoverished farmers into purchasing patented GMO seeds,
and then take it a step further and force these poor people to
purchase seeds year after year instead of harvesting their own, then
they have enough clout to ask our more than willing corporate
government to manipulate the press...again.
According to Mike Stagman, PhD,
"Genetic Engineering is a nightmare technology that has already
caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized."
Well Monsanto, you let at least one study slip through. With the
help of a couple of search engines, the following article by Whitley
Strieber published on October 12, 2007, titled "Skin Disease May Be
Linked to GM Food" was found, which concludes that the fibers taken
from a Morgellons sufferer contain the same substance that is "used
commercially to produce genetically-modified plants."
Here is the
Skin Disease May Be Linked to GM Food
Many people-and most physicians-have written off Morgellons disease
as either a hoax or hypochondria. But now there is evidence that
this mysterious disease may be REAL and related to GENETICALLY
The skin of Morgellons victims oozes mysterious strands that have
been identified as cellulose (which cannot be manufactured by the
human body), and people have the sensation of things crawling
beneath their skin. The first known case of Morgellons occurred in
2001, when Mary Leitao created a web site describing the disease,
which had infected her young son. She named it Morgellons after a
17th century medical study in France that described the same
In the Sept. 15-21 issue of New Scientist magazine,
describes a patient he calls "Steve Jackson," who "for years" has
"been finding tiny blue, red and black fibers growing in intensely
itchy lesions on his skin." He quotes Jackson as saying,
are like pliable plastic and can be several millimeters long. Under
the skin, some are folded in a zigzag pattern. These can be as fine
as spider silk, yet strong enough to distend the skin when you pull
them, as if you were pulling on a hair."
Doctors say that this type of disease could only be caused by a
parasite, but anti-parasitic medications do not help. Psychologists
insist that this is a new version of the well-known syndrome known
as "delusional parasitosis." While this is a "real" disease, it is
not a physically-caused one.
But now there is physical evidence that Morgellons is NOT just
psychological. When pharmacologist Randy Wymore offered to study
some of these fibers if people sent them to him, he discovered that,
"fibers from different people looked remarkably similar to each
other and yet seem to match no common environmental fibers."
When they took them to a police forensic team, they said they were
not from clothing, carpets or bedding. They have no idea what they
Researcher Ahmed Kilani says he was able to break down two fiber
samples and extract their DNA. He found that they belonged to a
An even more provocative finding is that biochemist
discovered that the fibers contain a substance called "Agrobacterium,"
which, according to New Scientist, is "used commercially to produce
Could GM plants be "causing a new
human disease?" (5)
GMO Not on My Watch!
The giant transnational corporations behind the GMO revolution are
hitting us in our most vulnerable spot our bellies. Most people
have been brought up with an innate trust that what they purchase
from the stores is safe to eat.
This is no longer true, since most
processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients that can
have disastrous effects on both animal and human health. What you
purchase from the corner store might just change your DNA and create
such frightening symptoms that the general public simply does not
believe it. What is worse is that when you go to the doctor to get
help, he/she tells you what you are experiencing is all in your
head. This is rubbish!
It is up to people who care to make the
correlations between what we eat and what happens to our bodies.
Remember the old saying "you are what you eat?" Well, this author
believes it is true.
1) Engdahl, F.W. (2007). Seeds of Destruction.
2) Stagman, M. Phd. (2006). GMO Disease Epidemics: Bt-cotton Fiber
Disease. Retrieved from http://portland.indymedia.org/en/
3) Porter, L. (2006). Strange sickness: Mystery disease horror
story. Retrieved from http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/
4) Stagman, M. Phd. (2006). GMO Disease Epidemics: Bt-cotton Fiber
Disease. Retrieved from http://portland.indymedia.org/en/
5) Strieber, W. (2007). Skin Disease Might be Linked to GM Food.